Comments: more reports on Pittsburgh vote

So the resolution to get ready to leave passed by ONE VOTE in the Lay House & it is written in such as way as to argue, "This isn't illegal yet, but by the second reading we will fill in the blank & no longer be under TEC's Constitutions and Canons anyway."

Can they get away with it?

Stay tuned, I suppose ...

Posted by Prior Aelred at Saturday, 3 November 2007 at 7:00pm GMT

Read the comments. It takes a majority at two successive conventions to amend the Constitution, not a super majority. They had plenty more votes than they needed.

Posted by ruidh at Sunday, 4 November 2007 at 12:35am GMT

A blogger (4May1535+) at Mark Harris's "Preludium" raises an interesting question about Robert Duncan's signing his brief, bizarre letter to PB Jefferts Schori as "Bob Pittsburgh". The blogger asks whether "the custom of signing with one's diocese in place of one's surname comes, formally or informally, from the character of dioceses as peerages in the UK, a character which no American diocese possesses."

I also am curious as to how many, if any, other US bishops sign in this way (if so, who?) and how widespread the practice is outside the Church of England.

Posted by Lapinbizarre at Sunday, 4 November 2007 at 6:34am GMT

Thanks ruidh, I have amended the article accordingly.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Sunday, 4 November 2007 at 9:00am GMT

The custom has pretty much disappeared in Canada at any event.

Posted by Malcolm+ at Monday, 5 November 2007 at 3:59am GMT

"The custom has pretty much disappeared in Canada at any event."

Not here it hasn't. Cyrus Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador shows up in these parts. And I don't care about the clunkiness of the appelation, God knew what He was doing when He made Cy a bishop!

Posted by Ford Elms at Monday, 5 November 2007 at 12:42pm GMT

John Burt and James Moody regularly signed +John Ohio and +James Ohio on documents at the conventions.

Posted by choirboyfromhell at Tuesday, 6 November 2007 at 5:47pm GMT
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